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Sep 14, 2013 01:40 |  #2071

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The lens might have something to do with it but I still think it looks crazy.... :eek:
I'd like to refer to your signature: The track is not a straight line -- its all bumpy wumpy :lol::lol:


Kevin, what lens did you use for this shot?

Like the change to the sig :p

Bit of perspective, the Overhead Line structures are at approx 50 to 70 metre spacing along the line and the coaches in the train each are around 20 metres long


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Sep 14, 2013 04:04 as a reply to  @ Richard1959's post |  #2072

The lens does tend to distort the perspective somewhat. It's a perspective I like though. Lens I use at this location is a 100-400. That pic was taken at 400mm.


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Sep 14, 2013 12:09 |  #2073

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Sep 14, 2013 17:08 as a reply to  @ Lyanhog's post |  #2074

Sitting right outside my window. Been building America for over 35 years and I'm just about done.

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Sep 15, 2013 04:24 |  #2075

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Wow! I am amazed they can run at 100mph and not derail on this tracks! Thanks for the update :)

This is another shot taken at the same spot but with a 70-200mm lens. The distortion isn't as apparent at this length. They are still fun to watch bouncing along though. :)

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Sep 15, 2013 10:55 as a reply to  @ Frosticles's post |  #2076

Taken at work yesterday with Canon Powershot A590 IS did not want to risk my 6D in this environment.

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We had some big boys toys out to play

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Sep 15, 2013 13:16 |  #2077

Frosticles wrote in post #16297501 (external link)
This is another shot taken at the same spot but with a 70-200mm lens. The distortion isn't as apparent at this length. They are still fun to watch bouncing along though. :)

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True it does look better in the foreground, but back closer to the bridge is still the hump in the tracks that did look really bad in the other photo...

What lens did you use in the first photo?


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Sep 15, 2013 13:54 as a reply to  @ Inspeqtor's post |  #2078

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Sep 15, 2013 13:59 |  #2079

Richard1959 wrote in post #16298126 (external link)
Taken at work yesterday with Canon Powershot A590 IS did not want to risk my 6D in this environment.

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what is the purpose of black mat sort of thing under the ballast and what in fact it is?




  
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Sep 15, 2013 14:01 |  #2080

Took a ride on this train.

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Enjoyed the lounge car and the observation deck at the end of the train.

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Sep 15, 2013 14:04 |  #2081

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what is the purpose of black mat sort of thing under the ballast and what in fact it is?

Its a geotextile (water membrane), allows water to drain through but prevents soil contaminating the ballast


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Sep 15, 2013 14:08 |  #2082

Inspeqtor wrote in post #16298482 (external link)
True it does look better in the foreground, but back closer to the bridge is still the hump in the tracks that did look really bad in the other photo...

What lens did you use in the first photo?

The lens used in the first pic was a 100-400L. The "Hump" in the background is a flat crossing where the Nottingham to Lincoln line crosses the east coast main line.


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Sep 15, 2013 14:09 |  #2083

Richard1959 wrote in post #16298612 (external link)
Its a geotextile (water membrane), allows water to drain through but prevents soil contaminating the ballast

now i got it, that means you would be putting less ballast on tracks than us as soil will eat away less of ballast and will the same thing allow you to run tranis without reducing their speed in rainy seasons or rainy days when soil beneath track is wet? what is average life of geotextile




  
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Sep 15, 2013 14:31 |  #2084

mmahmood wrote in post #16298629 (external link)
now i got it, that means you would be putting less ballast on tracks than us as soil will eat away less of ballast and will the same thing allow you to run tranis without reducing their speed in rainy seasons or rainy days when soil beneath track is wet? what is average life of geotextile

Our track life is a min of 25 years, which means the next time this membrane will see day light could be 2040! Ballast will be regulated during this time and will be tamped every few years, the line speed on this section is 40 mph (64 kph) this formation has a 15mph turnout as was being realigned to accommodate a new junction 100 metres to the south.


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Sep 15, 2013 14:46 |  #2085

Richard1959 wrote in post #16298697 (external link)
Our track life is a min of 25 years, which means the next time this membrane will see day light could be 2040! Ballast will be regulated during this time and will be tamped every few years, the line speed on this section is 40 mph (64 kph) this formation has a 15mph turnout as was being realigned to accommodate a new junction 100 metres to the south.

thanks for your detailed relply.




  
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